Tanya Bastianich Manuali (Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy, Lidia's Italy, Lidia's Favorite Recipes, Lidia's Italy in America, Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking)
Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is the author of seven previous books, five of which have been accompanied by nationally syndicated public television series. She is the owner of the New York City restaurant Felidia, among others, and she gives lectures on Italian cuisine throughout the country. She lives on Long Island, New York. Lidia Bastianich is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (http://www.rhspeakers.com).
Tanya Bastianich Manuali received her Ph.D. in Renaissance art history from Oxford University. In 1996 she started Experienze Italiane, a travel company that arranges food, wine, and art tours to Italy. She also co-authors books with her mother, Lidia; manages Lidia's product line; and serves as the cultural and art consultant for the art series. She lives on Long Island. (added from Random House)